Panchase trekking, a solid panoramic trek, is getting popularity as being one of the shortest trek from Pokhara offering great views of the longest chain of mountain range: Annapurna I, Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, Annapurna South, Mt Hiuchuli, Mt Lamjung, Mt Dhaulagir, Mt Manaslu, Fish Tail Mountain locally known as Machhapuchare and many others. From the top of Panchase, Mt Fishtail seems to be cuddled by Mt Annapurna in her arms. This trek takes you through the forest to the Gurung village and gives you an opportunity to closely observe the wonderful life style of the local gurung people. The utmost point of this trek is Panchase hill from where you can have a spectacular and heavenly view of sunrise and sunset.
This trek is an ideal way to explore the area around Pokhara for those short on time or relatively new to trekking, without missing out on the amazing views over the surrounding mountains or the experience of village life! Your trek starts in style with a gentle boat trip across Lake Phewa to take you to the start point, where a short climb will be rewarded with stunning views out across the Annapurnas, Machhapuchchhare (Fishtail), Dhaulagiri and Manaslu, which will form the backdrop to much of the trek. The trail will take you up to the World Peace Pagoda, through the forest where you can see the flora and fauna of Nepal.